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There were some rumors earlier this week that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was about to launch a formal antitrust investigation into Google’s...

Earlier this year, Google announced that it would soon allow Internet Explorer users to install Chrome Frame – a product that brings the Chrome’s...

Google announced it’s NFC-powered Google Wallet for Android smartphones last month and started a limited beta test in a few select cities, but new...

Google announced a number of new features to its search products earlier this morning, but the one announcement that really stood out was the...

Google is hosting a small media event in San Francisco this morning. It's not clear what Google plans to focus on during this event,...

The first batch of Google Chromebooks is scheduled to go on sale next week, but if it's up to U.S. PC-maker ISYS Technologies, that...

Google tends to feature a few different of its trademark doodles on its homepage every week, but every now and then, the company goes...

Theoretically, only developers currently have access to the latest version of Apple's iOS 5 software for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. In reality, however, getting access to beta versions of iOS has never been easier for non-developers. Getting the software (which is easily available if you know how to use Google), is just one part of the process, though. Your phone's UDID also has to be registered with Apple. The easiest way to do that is to get a $99 developer account, but for most people, that's a lot of money just to try out some beta software. Because of this, a large market for rogue iOS activations that allows virtually anyone who is wiling to risk $5 to $10 is currently flourishing. Some of these services have been around for a while, though most started around the time of the lengthy iOS 4 beta test.

When Apple announced its iCloud service yesterday, the whole presentation led up to the reveal of iTunes in the Cloud, the most anticipated part...

Google just acquired PostRank, the Canadian social media monitoring and analytics company that allows publishers to see how their content is shared on the social Web. PostRank launched in 2007 (and was still called AidRSS at that time) and currently offers to main products: PostRank Connect and Analytics. Google was most likely more interested in PostRanks' Analytics package, which would make a nice addition to Google's own Analytics service.

Google, Bing and Yahoo today launched a new initiative that will introduce a common vocabulary for adding additional market and structured data to search engine listings. Schema.org, as this new markup is called, allows website owners to give search engines better ways to understand the content on their sites. With schema.org, you can, for example, ensure that a search engine knows that something on your site is a recipe, a movie review with a rating, a listing for a local business or that a specific page is about a product. In total, the schema.org hierarchy knows of a few hundred different content types that can be described through its vocabulary.

Google today launched it’s +1 button for third-party sites. Until now, these buttons were only available on Google’s own search results page, but now, website owners will be able to integrate +1 into their own sites as well. Among today’s launch partners are major tech blogs like TechCrunch and Mashable, as well as Best Buy, The Washington Post, Reuters and Bloomberg. The question, though, is if users will actually want to press these buttons.

It’s a big day for buttons today. Twitter just introduced its new Follow button and thanks to an unfortunate leak, we also know that Google is planning to launch it’s +1 button for third-party sites tomorrow. Twitter’s Follow button has long been overdue. It allows site owners to give their visitors a chance to follow their accounts with just a few click. Google’s +1 button is part of the company’s efforts to add more social signals to its search results. Whenever somebody +1s a story on a third-party site, this information will appear in their friends’ search results if that page appears (and can also push sites up on their friends’ search results pages).

It's in Google's DNA to try a lot of things. Some work out great, some fail. Among those that are looking like a failure...

Google Wallet, which the Mountain View-based search giant introduced earlier today, wants to change the way you pay for products and services, but I'm...

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